Acceptable Use Policy

Last updated: December 5, 2019

BAM is a place that empowers knowledge and the growth of behavior analysis. The following rules help to feel safe and free to contribute freely to the accurate dissemination of the field.

Be Nice, Be Respectful

Engage with Others in a Constructive Way
Assume that everyone on the platform is here to grow and learn more about behavior analysis. It is OK to disagree, but please be respectful and considerate of others.

No Hate Speech
BAM is a zero-tolerance platform for content that attacks an individual or group based on race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political group, sexual orientation or another similar characteristic. Generalizations about these groups in a behavior-analytic point of view should be stated neutrally and with an open mind.

No Harassment and Bullying
Abusive behavior is not allowed.

Respect the Rights of Others

Identity and Deceptive Activity
Your BAM profile must require your real name. You must use accurate credentials when engaging in the forum.

Intellectual Property and Personal Rights
Content that infringes on another party’s intellectual property is not allowed. Writing taken from another source should be properly cited.

Respect the BAM Platform

No Spam
The BAM Platform is not a place for spam.

No Malicious or Illegal Activity
Contribution to viruses, malware, or other malicious programs is not allowed. Do not use the BAM Platform to engage in unlawful or fraudulent activity, or to promote illegal acts.

Acceptable Questions

Confidentiality
Client-specific questions are not appropriate for the BAM Platform. This is a place for behavior-analytic discussion about principles and processes of behavior of organisms. It is not the place for discussing specific client concerns, especially in severe situations when it would be unethical to seek advice online. For these situations, please seek appropriate guidance from supervisors and employers. (Ethics Code 2.06)

Recommendations
Additionally, recommendations cannot be made on cases. As this would constitute a third-party arrangement, consents must be obtained for recommendations or referrals about assessment and treatment. (Ethics Codes 2.04 and 3.05)

Reporting Problems

If you see something on the platform that you believe violates our guidelines or policies, please report it to us using the in-product reporting tool, or via our contact form.

Violation of our policies may result in the removal of content or termination of a user’s account.